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What Am I Doing Now?

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 - (What is a now page?)

I bought the new 11” iPad Pro M4, and it’s fantastic. I knew the OLED screen was going to be nice, but I didn’t expect how good it would be at reducing eye fatigue, especially when viewing white text on a pure black background in a dark room. It’s just an amazing piece of hardware. Now if Apple would give us developer-types a sandboxed Terminal so we could install Homebrew and other useful stuff…

I finally flew on an airplane for the first time since the start of the pandemic. And of course, the plane was a 737 MAX 8, and I was seated next to someone who was very obviously sick. Luckily, I had no issues with either, and I only made one rookie mistake of leaving my phone in my pocket while walking through security. (beep!)

Now that I have a turntable set up, I’ve been visiting all of the local record stores. Since I can stream almost any music I want from YouTube Music, and I also have a large lossless digital music collection, I’ve been asking myself what I really want to own and hear on vinyl. So far, it’s been old stuff that doesn’t exist digitally, or first-print albums that were originally mixed in an all-analog setting.

My UniFi AC-LITE Wi-Fi APs are showing their age, so it’s time for an upgrade. It still seems a bit early to get something that supports 6 GHz, so I’ll likely end up with the U6+ or U6 Pro. Prerequisite: relocating the router and main switch to the opposite side of the house. Time to run more CAT 5e or CAT 6.